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563 pages, Hardcover
First published December 1, 2009
Truer words have never been spoken.
Teenagers. Everything is so apocalyptic.
Lena wasn't just some girl you took to the last three rows of the CINEPLEX. She was more than that.Well, hot damn. Isn't that a stunning endorsement. (Okay, okay. Sarcasm aside, I was actually really taken with this story.)
I never loved you any more than I do, right this second. And I'll never love you any less than I do, right this second.But this isn't solely a love story. Lena is a caster - belonging to a magic race - and there's a horrible fate looming over her.
Mortals. I envy you. You think you can change things. Stop the universe. Undo what was done long before you came along. You are such beautiful creatures.Unusual for YA lit/romance, we have a love story from a guy's perspective. And we are blessed with lines such as:
You're so full of crap, you could pass for a toilet.Utter brilliance.
Sixteen Moons, Sixteen Years
Sixteen of your deepest fears
Sixteen times you dreamed my tears
Falling, Falling through the years
“As I lay down, she sat up, I sat up, she laid down, I laid down. Awkward.”Hell, now the right one is doing it.
“The right thing and the easy thing are never the same.”
“Darkness, real darkness, was more than just a lack of light.”
“Even lost in the darkness, my heart will find you.”
“You're so full of crap, you could pass for a toilet.”